DeSantis and the Florida Legislature also championed the Moving Florida Forward Infrastructure Initiative by dedicating an additional $4 billion of general revenue surplus to accelerate funding for major capacity projects, all aimed at reducing congestion throughout the state.
“Florida continues to attract more residents and visitors every day, and this rapid population and tourism growth increases the demand on our transportation infrastructure,” said FDOT Secretary Jared W. Perdue, P.E. “Governor DeSantis’ Framework for Freedom Budget focuses on important investments needed to address congestion, enhance safety, and bolster the supply chain to ensure we can keep people and goods moving safely."
The Framework for Freedom Budget includes $13.9 billion for projects in FDOT’s Five-Year Work Program, a collaborative statewide plan of strategic transportation projects. The department will continue to leverage innovative planning, design, and technology to provide a diverse and robust transportation system. As a result of the state’s sound fiscal health, the department will simultaneously deliver its current Five-Year Work Program commitments in addition to Moving Florida Forward initiatives.
Governor DeSantis’ Framework for Freedom Budget includes significant transportation infrastructure investments, including highlights such as:
- $5.5 billion for highway construction to include 118 new lane miles
- $1.6 billion in resurfacing to include 2,632 lane miles
- $726.6 million for repairs of 65 bridges and replacement of 19 bridges
- $149.3 million in seaport investments
- $404.3 million in aviation investments
- $791.3 million in rail and transit investments
- $250.9 million for safety initiatives
- $156.3 million for community trail projects